Elif Unsal Avdal and Dilek Katranci
Metabolic Syndrome (MetS) is a significant reason of morbidity affecting gradually more people both in the world and in our country. In this growth getting towards pandemic, basic changes in nutritional habits with sedentary life style and some characteristics which come with heredity play role. Prevalence of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease also increases day after day. Genetic endowment and environmental factors that have changed over years are holding the responsibility. Metabolic Syndrome in definition has the importance which emphasizes that certain risk factors cause development of cardiovascular disease and diabetes mellitus (DM) together, not individually. Several guidelines have been published recently in order to easily detect MetS which has been nearly an epidemic worldwide. The present review touches upon the epidemiology, etiopathogenesis and treatment approaches of MetS in Turkey and in the world so as to enlighten healthcare professionals.PDF
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Jan 01, 1970
Accepted Date: Jan 01, 1970
Published Date: Jan 01, 1970